How to sync Zoom F8 to Tentacle or sync Tentacle to Zoom F8

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Hi – please can you advise (A) how to sync the Zoom F8 to a TentacleSync Tentacle and (B) how to sync a TentacleSync Tentacle to the Zoom F8.  Tried every setting and failed.  For example, when starting Tentacle in Red-Mode and connecting it to the recorder’s Time Code Out BNC, the Tentacle’s light starts to flash red in a steady rhythm, but never changes to green to indicate that it has synced and switched to Green-Mode.  I have tried setting the F8 to Internal free run mode for that and have tried setting it to External mode in order to try to sync it to a Tentacle.  Luck with any of those attempts.

Please help.


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Jose, you’re a lifesaver.  I tried for hours to get my Zoom F4 to read Ext timecode sync from my Tentacle.

Then when I went back into the setup on my iPhone and changed the level from MIC to LINE it worked fine.

So again for anyone else’s benefit –

Tentacle Sync as timecode source for ZOOM F4:

  1.  Set TSync module to LINE level.
  2.  Ensure correct jack to BNC cable
  3. Follow steps in Zoom F4 user manual on how to setup EXT timecode sync.
  4. Voila’ you’re in business.
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